WTS To Visit Ripon Cathedral's Misericords

The Wood Technology Society
14 Jan 2020

The WTS is organising a visit to Ripon Cathedral to view the rare and historic Misericords – various intricate wood carvings in the choir stalls, and carved during the period 1489 - 1494.

The Misericords are, allegedly, the inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.”

Lewis Carroll’s real name was Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, and his father, Charles Dodgson was a cleric of high esteem. In 1836, Charles senior was appointed Examining Chaplain to the newly created Bishop of Ripon, later becoming the Archdeacon of Richmond in the Diocese of Ripon.

So it is highly likely that “Lewis Carroll” was aware of and influenced by the quirky characters in the carvings.  

This promises to be a very interesting tour, which will take about one hour.

This is a specially arranged visit for WTS Members, and there are a limited number of spaces available.  So, do contact us to secure your place.

The date is June 17 and the tour will commence 1.00 – 1.30pm (exact time will be confirmed with those who register for the event). 

If you are interested in this visit, and would like to reserve a place, please contact us at mailto:WTS@iom3.org